Week 11 Recap
Cons: More tired and restless, unpredictable weather conditions
Pros: More sunlight to get a quick afterwork run done
In summary, this has been the week of daylight savings after effects and the last hurrah in racking up some meaningful mileage before tapering this week.
Q: Why taper? Isn't it just another middle ranger race between a half and a full?
A: This is exactly why I enjoy running, you learn to set the right attitude and discipline at all times, no matter a fun run or a time qualifier for hallmark races. 30K sounds insignificant but a race is a race- who doesn't want to attain a personal best? The journey of preparation and planning sets the tone for the overall outcome, in this case striving towards setting a new benchmark from last year's 2hr 29 mins.
My Saturday run pretty much simulated the supposed less than ideal weather conditions for race day (that is if it actually happens.) It was windy, snowy, and slushy. Oh and three hills, spread out evenly throughout the run, that will hopefully be something similar to that signature dreaded hill on race day within the 25 km to 27 km mark. The only thing I could have done differently would have been using the gel packs during the run. That way, my body could have gotten used to the gooey calories and also absorb it better. Bottom line, pretty satisfied with the run.
Taper week! Easy runs in the early portion of the week to at least move those muscles and then rest up leading to the day of the event. Please do pardon for any delays for next week's recap as I will be resting up and reflect the Around The Bay race in the form of race report.
Until then, cheers! - MW